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NIFT Exam Pattern 2020- Syllabus, Selection Process, Marking Scheme

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The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) conducts the NIFT entrance test for aspirants seeking admission in different design, technology and management course programs for the same. The pioneer in fashion education, its headquarter is situated in New Delhi. NIFT offers various fashion-oriented courses through both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

NIFT 2020 Exam Pattern - Syllabus, Selection Process, Marking Scheme

  • The NIFT entrance test for different fashion-based courses is conducted by the National Institute of Fashion Technology.
  • NIFT exam is a gateway for both bachelor and master degree courses.
  • NIFT Entrance exam is a three-level examination for BDes and MDes courses while two-level examination for other courses like B.F. tech. M.F. Tech, MFM.
  • The NIFT test is an offline written exam with multiple choice question and answer format.
  • The Foreign Nationals/NRIs/SAARC can seek admission in NIFT based on SAT, GMAT and GRE exams.
  • The total number of seats available has increased all these years, and in 2020 it is 4297.
  • Based on the rank and scores in the NIFT exams, the candidates can get admission accordingly to different courses.
  • Aspirants must meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the different courses.

NIFT Admission Procedure 2020

The NIFT is widely recognized all over the country for its Fashion courses in Design, Technology, and Management offered through the 16 centres. The NIFT entrance test ranks and scores will determine the final eligibility criteria for getting admission in NIFT colleges. These are steps that aspirants must follow to proceed for NIFT Admission programme.

  • Fill the NIFT Application Form 2020.
  • Download NIFT admit Card.
  • Sit for NIFT Entrance Exam.
  • Review the NIFT Exam Result.
  • Attend the NIFT Situation Test/GD/PI.
  • Check the NIFT Entrance Examination Final Results.
  • Go for NIFT Counselling Programme.

NIFT Exam Pattern Highlights:

The NIFT entrance exam is the gateway for admission in NIFT courses and mainly conducted through CAT and GAT tests. This examination has an offline written format with a multiple-choice question and answer. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers. The CAT and GAT tests format are applicable for degree courses like BDes and MDes. Whereas, for BFTech, MFTech and MFM, only GAT test is applicable. The total number of questions for BDes programme is 100, MDes programme is 120 and BFTech, MFTech and MFM are 150. The full NIFT exam pattern highlights for 2020 are given below in a tabulated format.

Name of Exam NIFT
Name of Conducting Body National Institute of Fashion Technology
Mode of Exam Offline (Based on Pen and Paper)
Question Paper Format Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Number of Papers Two
Time Duration for GAT/CAT Test 2 Hours ( for BDes & MDes GAT), 3 Hours (for BDes & MDes CAT) 3 Hours ( for BFTech, MFTech & MFM GAT)
Exam Language English
Number of Topics Quantitative Ability, English Comprehension, Communicative Ability, Analytical and Logical Ability & General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

NIFT Course Criteria 2020 for Foreign Nationals/NRIs/SAARC

The candidates willing to apply for the NIFT degree courses under Foreign Nationals/NRIs/SAARC category, do not require to apply for the NIFT entrance examination for getting admission in design-based courses in offered at NIFT campuses. There is a separate examination score for them which can be obtained through tests like SAT, GMAT, or GRE. These details are further discussed in the table below.

NIFT Degree Course Admission Criteria
Bachelor’s Programme (BDes & BFTech) SAT Score
Master’s Programme (MDes & MFTech) GRE Score
Master’s Programme (MFM) GMAT Score

NIFT Course-Wise Details and Seat Availability in 2020

The overall seat availability has increased through all these years. The latest NIFT course wise details and seat availability in the particular programme for the year 2020 have been provided below. The Fashion Designing students can apply for the given courses after clearing NIFT exams.

Course Details Seat Availability in 2020
BDes Fashion Design 624
BDes Accessory Design 600
BDes Textile Design 558
BFTech Apparel Production 518
BDes Fashion Communication 598
BDes Leather Design 168
BDes Knitwear Design 296
MDes 171
MFTech 140
MFM 606
Total  4297

List of Colleges admitting NIFT Entrance Exam Score in 2020

If the candidates secure the necessary ranks and scores, then they can take admission in the 16 NIFT college campuses spread throughout the country. Here is the list of colleges where applicants can take admission. The seat matrix available for the year 2020 in different colleges have been provided in the table below.

List of Colleges Number of Seats Available in 2020
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bengaluru 371
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bhopal 133
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bhubaneshwar 266
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai 371
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar 287
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad 294
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Jodhpur 266
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kangra 221
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kannur 311
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata 336
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai 334
National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi 413
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna 265
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Raebarelli 210
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Shillong 133
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Srinagar 84
Total  4297

 List of UG Courses Offered Through NIFT Entrance Exam 2020

These are some of the undergraduate degree courses offered through NIFT entrance examination in the year 2020. The candidates must have the eligibility criteria to apply for these courses.

NIFT BDes Eligibility:

  • The aspirants must have passed their 12th standard examination from a recognised board.
  • The candidates should secure the minimum passing marks.
  • The age of the candidates must be below 23 years.

NIFT BFTech Eligibility:

  • The aspirants must have passed their 12th standard examination with PCM from a recognised board.
  • The candidates should secure the minimum passing marks.
  • The age of the candidates must be below 23 years.
List of NIFT UG Courses
BDes Fashion Designing (FD)
BDes Accessory Design (AD)
BDes Textile Design (TD)
BDes Fashion Communication (FC)
BFTech Apparel Production (AP)
BDes Knitwear Design (KD)
BDes Leather Design (LD)

List of PG Courses Offered Through NIFT Entrance Exam 2020

These are some of the postgraduate degree courses offered through NIFT entrance examination in the year 2020. The candidates must have the eligibility criteria to apply for these courses.

NIFT MDes Eligibility:

  • The aspirants must have completed their bachelor degree from a recognised university.

NIFT MFTech Eligibility:

  • The aspirants must have completed their BFTech degree from a recognised university.

NIFT MFM Eligibility:

  • The aspirants must have completed their bachelor degree from a recognised university.
List of NIFT UG Courses
MDes
MFTech
MFM

The candidates can get admission to different degree programme based on the marks scored by them in the NIFT entrance examination. Also, they can take admissions in the 16 centres of NIFT that has its presence across different cities in India.

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